TBR will set tuition rates for colleges, universities in June
No decision has been made at this time whether or not ETSU tuition rates will rise next year.
A decision has not yet been reached regarding an increase in ETSU students' tuition costs.
David Collins, vice president for finance and administration, said that the final decision on whether or not to raise the price of tuition will be made by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
"It is unknown at this time," Collins said.
"TBR has just begun the process they go through to determine potential increases."
At present, it is also unknown by how much the price of tuition could be increased, since the decision-making process is just getting started.
"The Tennessee Higher Education Commission in November 2013 adopted guidance for maintenance fee increase of 2-4 percent," Collins said. "That was at a time that THEC anticipated Tennessee funding an additional $29.6 million for higher education."
"This was not included in the final budget," Collins said. "It is unknown at this time what effect, if any, this will have on final maintenance-fee recommendations."
Collins said that several factors are considered when making this decision, including appeals from individual schools.
"TBR considers funding levels by the state, inflationary increases and requests from individual institutions as they make maintenance fee decisions," Collins said.
Collins said that TBR will be making the final decision regarding maintenance-fee increases at its June 20 meeting.
Many students have their own opinions on the subject of a potential increase.
"I do not believe that tuition should be raised because, in the long run, it just doesn't feel like it's going towards anything for me," sophomore Michael Lee said.
"I don't agree with tuition being raised, but then again, I don't think anyone will be happy with it," freshman Kathryn Ellson said.
Freshman Kathryn Ellson also said that she doesn't agree with tuition being raised and doesn't think that anyone else will agree with it either. She also said that she believes an increase in the price of tuition could negatively affect enrollment at the university.
"ETSU is one of the cheapest schools in the state, and that's why I came here: because I knew it wouldn't stress out my family as much as a more expensive school, and that's probably the reason some other people chose to come here, too," Ellson said.
"So, if the tuition starts rising, the incoming student population may decrease."
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